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'My life My Way' is a new project providing support to older people with dementia and their carers in the Belfast and Northern Trust areas.

The aim of this exciting new project is to promote the personal autonomy and decision making of hard to reach, older people with dementia who are isolated and at high risk of disempowerment.

Our volunteers offer signposting and provide relevant information about care options and entitlements which will allow the individual with dementia or their carer to make better informed decisions. It is hoped this will empower older people who have been diagnosed with dementia as they gain improved personal choice, control and Influence over decisions about their care as they recognise their dignity they deserve as they continue to live life their way less lonely.

Become a Information & Support Volunteer

We need more volunteers who will provide support to older people with dementia and their carers.

As a Information & Support Volunteer you will:

  • Learn new skills
  • Feel great about making a positive and life changing difference
  • Learn and share your knowledge about related services and activities in the local area and how to access them.

Age NI will provide you with on-going training and guidance, one-to-one support, out-of-pocket expenses and experience into the ageing and dementia process.

I get a lot of satisfaction from volunteering as I enjoy helping others and it's also an opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. It does my heart good!
We are all growing older and I hope that there will always be volunteers to support projects like My Life My Way.
I feel so fortunate to be involved as a volunteer with My Life My Way...


Get Involved

To volunteer please download the following documents for more information and apply:

My Life My Way Volunteer leaflet (PDF 885KB)

Role Description (DOC 460KB) / PDF version (90KB)

Belfast Trust area
Volunteer Application Form (DOC 525KB)
/ PDF version (100KB)

Northern Trust area
Volunteer Application Form (DOC 520KB)
/ PDF version (100KB)


For further information

Belfast Trust area
Area covers: Belfast and part of Castlereagh
Contact: Emma McLoughlin, Age NI Community Navigator
Tel: 07436 581 437  Email:

Northern Trust area 
Area initially covers: Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne, Ballyclare & Newtownabbey areas.
Contact: Mandy Wilson, Age NI Community Navigator
Tel: 07436 581 438  Email:

My Life My Way is a partnership project with the Big Lottery Fund and the Belfast and Northern Health and Social Care Trusts.


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Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Information sheets and factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Age NI 028 9024 5729